The Indio Challenge, is an Ultra run that takes place in the summer of Panama and crosses the Isthmus, from Ocean to Ocean, starting from the sands of the Caribbean Sea, to the north of the country, near Icacal, in the Province of Colón, crossing the mountains of Panama Oeste and Coclé until arriving at the Hotel Decameron Playa Blanca on the beaches of the Pacific Ocean. The route runs parallel to the Indio River until its source and hence the name of the race. The race is made non-profit under the Puravoluntad Foundation dedicated to promoting a life in balance and in contact with nature.
The race is characterized by a great feeling of camaraderie, goodwill and friendship. In 2021, with all the space and time limitations due to the pandemic, it was filled in less than 48 hours with the 94 participants and more than 35 “pacers”.
Although the places are still limited, in 2022 we will have more places and priority will be given to those who participated in 2021.
The Indio Challenge 2022 will be held on the weekend of March 12 and 13
Distances: 160Kms (100Miles) and 100kms
Elevation Gain: 4,500 meters
Relay: 3 people x team / 160kms
Time: 34hrs for 160kms and 22hrs for 100kms
The race has two distances, the 160kms Ocean to Ocean course that can be done alone or in a relay team up to a maximum of 3 people and the 100kms course that begins in 3 Hermanas, Capira. All distances will end at the Decameron Playa Blanca Hotel, on the Pacific. For both games, transportation will be provided from Panama City but there will be no transportation from the finish line.
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If you want to join us and participate in our Ocean to Ocean Ultra Trail Run, please fill this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvwWpzgH4xe5DwHuD-Gkrw0mWieHipP9d3_Q8AUG8g4SPc2g/viewform